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Richard Shusterman


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Dr. Shusterman participated in an interdisciplinary symposium on choreography, philosophy, art and poetry in Stockholm, 11-13 June 2015. Click here for the website.

Dr. Shusterman participated in a symposium on the Italian translation of his book Body Consciousness at the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome on 27 May 2015. Click here for more details.

Dr. Shusterman delivered a lecture in the perception lecture series "Sensibilia" at the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome on 26 May 2015. Click here for more details.

Dr. Shusterman gave a lecture at the 'Art, Food, Aesthetics' conference in Naples, Italy on 22 May 2015. Click here to view the conference program.

Dr. Shusterman delivered a lecture entitled, "Ethics and Aesthetics: From Somaesthetics to the Art of Living" in Aalborg on 27 April 2015. Click here for the flyer. He also participated in a launch event for the Journal of Somaesthetics on 27 April 2015 at the University of Aalborg. Click here for more details.

Dr. Shusterman presented at an art event at the Oslo Art House in Oslo, Norway on 25 April 2015. Click here for details.

Dr. Shusterman delivered a lecture entitled, "Conflicted Desires: Biblical Somaesthetics of Sex and Sight" in Oslo, Norway on 22 April 2015. Click here for the schedule.

Dr. Shusterman delivered a lecture and interview on Somaesthetics in Malaga, Spain in April 2015. Click here for the flyer.

Dr. Shusterman delivered a lecture entitled "Ethique et esthetique: la somaesthetique et l'art de vivre" in Paris on the 16 April 2015. Click here for the flyer.

Dr. Shusterman gave a keynote lecture at a conference on 'Philosophies of Emancipation' in New York in February 2015. Please click here for the conference program. 

Dr. Shusterman's Center for Body, Mind, and Culture hosted its annual conference on January 29-30, 2015 entitled "Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest".

Dr. Shusterman performed  at the "UIP 27" presentation at the Moderna Museet Malmö in Malmo Sweden on January 23-25th, 2015. Please click here for more information.

 

2014


Dr. Shusterman gave a Rector's lecture at the University of  Łódź, Poland on December 10th, 2014. Please click here and here for more information. 

Dr. Shusterman gave a keynote lecture and a workshop at the International conference of Performance Studies, Literary Studies, and Somaesthetics at the University of  Wrocław on December 12, 2014.  Please click  here and here to view the program.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture at the Polish Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw on December 8th, 2014. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman delivered a keynote lecture at the "Unearthing the Body in Education and the Arts" conference at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on December 1st, 2014. Please click here or here for more information.

There was a screening of Philosophical Encounters with Richard Shusterman September 24th-25th, 2014 in Poland at the University of Warmia and Mazury. Please click here for more information.

D r. Shusterman spoke about somaesthetics at the Potsdam Symposium on "Die Unergründlichkeit der menschlichen Natur" on July 3rd, 2014. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture at the Charles S. Pierce International Centennial Congress on July 16th-19th at University of Massachusetts Lowell. Please click here for more information.
 
Dr. Shusterman presented an educational documentary about his work in a special screening entitled "Philosophy as a Way of Life: On Camera" at the Muzeum Wspolczesne on June 11th, 2014 in Warsaw, Poland.
 
Dr. Shusterman gave the lecture "Pragmatism, Somaesthetics, and Contemporary Art" at the Central European Pragmatist Forum's Eighth International Conference in Wroclaw, Poland June 9-13th, 2014. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman gave a practical workshop in "Somaesthetics, Dance, and Philosophy" on June 9th, 2014 for the Dance Department of Lodz University of Economics and Humanities. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman spoke at The Freedom Games in Lodz, Poland on June 4-8th, 2014. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman was the keynote speaker at the Hungarian Philosophical Aesthetic Association's international conference on "Aesthetic Experience and Somaesthetics" on June 2-6th, 2014 in Budapest.Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman delivered a lecture entitled “Somatic Style” on April 21, 2014 at East China Normal University, Shanghai. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman gave a presentation and a screening of the film Philosophical Encounters with Richard Shusterman on April 25, 2014 at Renmin University, Beijing.

Dr. Shusterman lectured on "Aesthetics and Politics" at a conference on his book Surface and Depth on April 26, 2014 at Peking University, Beijing. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman gave a presentation and a screening of the film Philosophical Encounters with Richard Shusterman on April 28, 2014 at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing.

Dr. Shusterman gave a lecture at the "Dissemination and Generation: Spirituality in Chinese Ink Painting" conference on April 11-13th, 2014 at the Zhejiang Provine Museum of Art in Hangzhou, China.

Dr. Shusterman presented “Two Styles of Artistic Creation” at the "Conference on Dissemination and Generation: Perspectives from China" on April 14, 2014 at Zhejiang Museum of Art, Hangzhou, China.

Dr. Shusterman delivered the lecture “Photography as Performative Process” on April 16, 2014 at Fudan University, Shanghai.

Dr. Shusterman gave the lecture “Somatic Style” on April 17, 2014 at Fudan University, Shanghai. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman  gave a presentation and a screening of the film Philosophical Encounters with Richard Shusterman April 18, 2014 at Fudan University, Shanghai.

Dr. Shusterman delivered two lectures on Somaesthetics on April 20, 2014 at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Fudan University. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman spoke at the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 41st Meeting at the University of Colorado on March 6th- 8, 2014. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman attended a screening of his performance work followed by a discussion at Counterpath in Denver, Colorado on March 7, 2014. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman delivered a lecture on Somaesthetics at the University of Colorado Denver on March 5, 2014. Please click here to view the poster.

Dr. Shusterman delivered a lecture at "Transformative Aesthetics -Aesthetic Transformation" at Freie Universitat in Berlin, Germany on February 14-15, 2014. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman attended "Thinking of the Body, Style and Ethical Forms: Dialogues with Richard Shusterman" at l' Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris on February 10, 2014. Please click here  or here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman spoke about pragmatism, somaesthetics, and contemporary art at The Royal Danish Academy on January 10, 2014. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman delivered the lecture "On Pragmatist Philosophy, Pedagogy, and Film" at Aalborg University on January 9, 2014. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman gave a lecture at Warwick University in Birmingham, England on January 5-7, 2014. Please click here for more information.

 

2013


Dr. Shusterman was the keynote speaker at the first International Colloquium on Body and Philosophy on November 25-26, 2013 at the Federal University of  Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Please click here for more information. 

Dr. Shusterman delivered a lecture on Somaesthetics and Music at Laval University in Quebec on November 15, 2013. Please click here for a flyer or here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman gave a lecture on artificial intelligence at Keio University in Japan on October 27, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman presented the lecture " Affective Cognition: From Pragmatism to Somaesthetics at Tokyo University on October 25, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman gave the lecture "Affective Cognition from Pragmatism to Somaesthetics" at the University of Palermo on September 27, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman participated in a special screening of an in-production documentary film about his life and work held at Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Krakow's city center on July 25, 2013. The event included a Q&A session as well as discussions of somaesthetics. For a link to the map, click here. For more information please click here.

Dr. Shusterman attended the 19th annual International Conference of Aesthetics in Krakow, Poland on July 21-27, 2013. 

Dr. Shusterman delivered a two-part keynote address on the relationship between pragmatism and somaesthetics at the University of Oregon on July 8-13, 2013. Please click here for more information or here to view the schedule.

Dr. Shusterman gave a lecture entitled "Somatic Style" at Nanjing University on June 13, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman presented the lecture "Art as Dramatization" at Yangzhou University on June 12, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman lectured on "Art as Dramatization" at Nanjing University on June 11, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman gave a seminar entitled "Somaesthetics and the Economies of Beauty" to the POLA Cosmetics Company in Tokyo on June 10, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture called "Muscle Memory and the Somaesthetic Pathologies of Everyday Life" to the Japan Society for Artistic Anatomy on June 9, 2013

Dr. Shusterman delivered the lecture "Ethics and Aesthetics: Somaesthetics and the Art of Living" at Tokyo University on June 7, 2013.

Dr. Shusterman gave the lecture "Pragmatism, Somaesthetics, and Contemporary Art" and a practical workshop in Tokyo on June 5, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman presented a practical Somaesthetics workshop and lecture at the Grotoskiego Institute in Wroclaw, Poland on May 18-19, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman gave a public lecture entitled "Ethics and Aesthetics: Somaesthetics and the Performative Art of Living"  and a practical workshop on his book Thinking Through the Body at the Freie Universität Berlin on May 15-16, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman delivered a series of lectures on Somaesthetics and the art of living in Brussels on May 13-14, 2013. Please click here for more information about the lecture. Dr. Shusterman  also presented his new French book Chemins de l'art: Transfigurations du pragmatisme au zen. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman presented "Designing for Somaesthetics: A Workshop Interleaving Feldenkrais-Movements with Design Sessions" in Stockholm on May 6-7, 2013.

Dr. Shusterman gave a lecture on Pragmatism, Somaesthetics, and Contemporary Art in Aalborg, Denmark on May 3, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman gave a lecture at the University of Gastronomic Science in Pollenzo, Italy on April 4-5, 2013. Please click  here for more information or here to view the event poster.

Dr. Shusterman was in Venice, Italy for the book launch of Lifestyles: Some Instructions for Use on April 2-3, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman delivered a lecture on somaesthetics and contemporary art at Middle Tennessee State University on February 1, 2013. Please click here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman gave a lecture on somaesthetics and architecture at the State University of New York at Stony Brook on January 30, 2013. Please click here for more information.

 
2012
Dr. Shusterman presented a lecture on somaesthetics and architecture at Freji University in Berlin on December 12, 2012.
 
Dr. Shusterman gave a lecture on somaesthetics at the University of Warsaw on December 5, 2012.
 
Dr. Shusterman presented the paper, "Vie philosophique et esthétique de l'ordinaire: Cavell après Emerson et Thoreau," at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne's conference "Stanley Cavell, Philosophy the Day After Tomorrow, and the Aesthetics of the Ordinary" on October 5, 2012.
 
Dr. Shusterman was the keynote speaker at the "Ethics in Aesthetics" conference organized by the European Dance House Network and the Research Institute for Arts and Society of the Fontys Hogeschool for the Arts in Tilburg, Netherlands on October 2-4, 2012.
 
Dr. Shusterman presented the keynote lecture at the "Rethinking Pragmatist Aesthetics" conference on August 31, 2012 at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wroclaw Campus. Click Here for more information, Here for the conference flyer and Here for the official conference website.

Dr. Shusterman was the keynote speaker at the "Diversities of Body and Movement Expression" conference in Berlin on September 7-8, 2012. Click Here for the conference flyer.
 
Dr. Shusterman delivered two keynote lectures at the Nordic Summer University between July 27 and August 3, 2012.
 
Dr. Shusterman was the keynote speaker at " The Aesthetics of Embodiment: Forms of Knowledge and Bodily Communication" conference in Berlin July 13-14, 2012. Click Here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman presented "Muscle Memory and the Somaesthetic Pathologies of Everyday Life" June 19, 2012 at the University of Tokyo. He also presented "What Pragmatism Means to Me" on June 20, 2012 at Nihon University, Tokyo; "Pragmatism, Somaesthetics and Contemporary Art" June 21, 2012 at Keio University, Tokyo; "Somaesthetics and Design: Implications for Human Computer Interactivity" June 22, 2012 at the University of Tokyo (Hongo campus); and "Pragmatism, Somaesthetics and Contemporary Art" June 26, 2012 at the Seoul Museum of Art.

Dr. Shusterman presented "Somaesthetics and Design" at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea on June 26, 2012.
 
Dr. Shusterman continued his visiting professorship in Wroclaw, Poland. Click here or here for more information (in Polish).
 
The Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne held a one-day conference on May 25, 2012 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Richard Shusterman’s Pragmatist Aesthetics: Living Beauty, Rethinking Art. To accompany the conference and trace the impact of Shusterman’s work not only in aesthetics, philosophy, and the human sciences but also in contemporary art, the Sorbonne organized an art show entitled Aesthetic Transactions, curated by Professor Shusterman. For more information, click here.

Dr. Shusterman was an invited lecturer at the CHI2012 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Austin, Texas May 5-10, 2012. Click Here for more information.

Dr. Shusterman presented "La somaesthétique: généalogie, enjeux et nouvelles perspectives" through The Université Lumière Lyon 2 on March 9, 2012 in Lyon. Please see the links for more information.

Dr. Shusterman delivered the paper "Ars erotica--un art populaire?" at the Journée d'étude entitled "Pour une esthétique sociale: Nouveaux problèmes, nouvelles approaches théoriques" in Paris on March 2-3, 2012.

Dr. Shusterman delivered the keynote lecture at the Finnish Society for Aesthetics 40th anniversary seminar entitled "Aesthetics Today" March 1-2, 2012 in Helsinki.
 
Dr. Shusterman presented the lecture "Soamaethetics and Architecture: A Critical Option?" at Bowling Green State University January 31, 2012.
 
 
2011
Dr. Shusterman presented a series of lectures and workshops in Wroclaw, Poland December 4-11, 2011.

Dr. Shusterman presented the lecture, "Somaesthetics as an Ethical Imperative" at the Unsettled Boundaries: Philosophy, Art, and Ethics Conference on October 14th, 2011 in in Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Shusterman presented the lecture, "Connais-toi toi-même" at Les Belles-Soirée et Matinées as Presented by the University of Montréal September 29th, 2011 in Montréal, QC

Dr. Shusterman presented the lecture, "La photographie comme performance" at Mois de la Photo à Montréal - Colloque International: Lucidité September 30th, 2011 in Montréal, QC

Keynote speaker at the conference "Somaesthetics: Contemporary Developments and Asian Traditions" at Peking University (Yannanyuan 56), July 23 to July 24.

"Somatic Style" at the Experimental Knowledge Special Interest Group 2011 International Conference, June 23-24, 2011

"James Pragmatist Aesthetics" at Universität Potsdam / Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt/O June 17, 2011

"Somaestetics and Architecture: A critical perspective" at the conference "NEW ALLIANCES – BODY, NATURE AND SOCIAL RELATION" at the Utzon Center Aalborg, Denmark, June 6 – 7, 2011

"Somatic Style" at the Nomad Academy Seminar "The Embodied Nature of Human Experience in Philosophy, Art and Architecture" at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Italian Auditorium, Copenhagen, June 3, 2011

"Wahlseminar Topos in architectural theory" Vienna, May 16 2011

Keynote speaker at THE BODY SHOP: An International Symposium about the Senses in Human Interaction, University of Texas, Austin, May 12-15, 2011.

"Somatic Style" University of Texas, Austin, May 12, 2011.

¿Qué es la somaestética? Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, April 27, 2011

Professor Shusterman participated in a workshop titled “Ineffable Intangible Sensational” with performance artist Miguel Gutierrez at Florida State University, April 11-12, 2011.

Professor Shusterman presented Estetica pragmatista on UniRoma TV (Italian)

Palermo Conference on Aesthetics, Palermo, Italy, April 1, 2011

"Somatic Style, Pragmatism, and Somaesthetics," Venice, Italy, March 25, 2011

"Pragmatist Aesthetics," Rome, Italy, March 22, 2011

France"Du Style Somatique," Lyon, France, February 18, 2011

"La somaesthétique : du pragmatisme philosophique aux arts transdisciplinaires," Paris, France, February 11, 2011

"Qu’est ce que la soma-esthétique ?" Strausbourg, France, February 3, 2011

"Qu’est ce que la soma-esthétique ?" Nancy, France, February 2, 2011

 

2010


"L'esthétique Pragmatiste: Racines et actualité" École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, December 10, 2010

"Body of Civilization: New Horizons of Life" Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea, November 4-5, 2010

"Unsettled Concepts: Disturbing Memory and Emotion," Stony Brook University, Long Island, October 22, 2010

18th International Congress of Aesthetics. Peking University, Beijing, China, August 9-13, 2010

"Somaesthetics and Architecture: A Critical Option," Shandong University, Shandong, China, August 8, 2010

"Pragmatism and Cultural Politics," Shandong University, Shandong, China, August 7, 2010

"Somaesthetics, Design, and the Complex Sense of Atmosphere," Design Research Society 2010 at University of Montreal, Canada, July 7-9, 2010

"Séminaire atelier en Soma-esthétique," at University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne , France June 15-17, 2010

"Pragmatisme et politique culturelle : variations sur un thème rortyen,"  Richard Rorty Ou L'Esprit Du Temps at Universite Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, France, June 8-9, 2010

"Muscle Memory and the Somaesthetic Pathologies of Everyday Life,"  Wroclaw Physiotherapy Congress at University of Wroclaw, Poland, May 27, 2010

 "Pragmatism and Cultural Politics: From Rortian Textualism to Somaesthetics,"  Uniwersytecie Śląski, Sosnowiec, Poland, May 26, 2010

Book Presentation for the Polish translation of Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics at the John Dewey Research Center, Krakow, Poland May 25, 2010

"Le Style en acte" at  University of Geneva, Switzerland, May 8, 2010

"Somaesthetics and Architecture" at MAMCO, Musee d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland,  May 7, 2010

"Soma-esthethique et philosophie," "Soma-esthetique en pratique," Annecy School of Fine Art, France May 3-4, 2010

Lecture and Somaesthetics workshop at "Die Somatische Wende", Heidelberg, Germany, April 30-May 2, 2010

11th Biannual Symposium on the  Science of Behavior Guadalajara, Mexico, February 22-24, 2010

 

2009


Dr. Shusterman was interviewed on French National Public Radio (France Culture) about his book on the philosophy of literary criticism, whose French title is L'Objet de la critique littéraire , November 16, 2009.


"Cultivating the Self" inaugural lecture at  "Reinventing Cultural Politics" Université Lumière-Lyon 2  Lyon , France, November 19, 2009

Conference on L'Objet de la critique littéraire at Collège international de philosophie, March 7, 2009

 

2008


Somaesthetics Presentations at the Uppsala Stadstheatre, May 2008

"Human Nature and Self: Pragmatist Theory from European Perspectives" conference at The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, March 2008

"Thoughts and Actions that Make a Difference" conference at the University of South Florida, March 2008

 

2007


"Pragmatisme et philosophies du corp" conference at the Sorbonne, December 2007

Philosophy and Contemporary Art: Revisiting the French Connection conference at The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, December 2007

Paris conference on Conscience du corps, November 2007

"Richard Shusterman Talks to UGA Students About Links Between Art and Religion" from the Athens Exchange    (October 13, 2007)

UCF conference on Neuroethics and the Ethical Implications of Augmented Cognition, October 2007 East West

 

2006


Contested Territories at the Tate 2006

Defying the Facts conference 2006


Art After the End of Art conference 2006

Thinking through the Body conference, 2006

 

2005


Nordic Conference on Bodies, Arts, Crossroads 2005     

 

2004


The Value of Aesthetic Experience 2004

International Conference on Praxis 2004

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